I haven't been taking the medicine the doctor gave me to manage my PCOS. When I did take it, I would be in the bathroom for quite a while, don't want to be very graphic but my BM wasn't nice.
Does anyone here have PCOS? I think I've seen a few people that do. Do you take Medicine? I'm not sure what to do, I kind of feel like I'm just out here and winging it. I just believe that the medicine the doc gave is poison and that it will only mess up my body in the long run.
Any help would be great.
i have pcos ... i'm on metformin. I have been able to hand the dosage really well, but I have a friend who has it and she gets really bad leg cramps from it ... it really depends on how your body handles it. I know that my insulin levels are really low - the best way i've been able to describe it to people is that its like the opposite of diabetes (because its the same medicine we are on as diabetics) but that because our insulin levels are so low our bodies turn everything into fat and it really doesn't want to let it go ... I also know that there is a discrepency in the medical community in that some are really against giving people with PCOS metformin and others are really in favor of it because it helps to level out the insulin levels ... i only know that my body handles it really well and that you really have to listen to your body and what it is telling you ... i hope that helps! Let me know if you need anyone else to talk to about it
I guess I'm wondering if I should still take it? Even though it sends me to the bathroom everytime I try it. Also I was wondering if this would mess up me trying to detox and get toxins out.
i can't make any medical decisions for you, but i never had that problem and if you are detoxing your bathroom issues may be because of the increase in fruits and vegitables and the cleaning out of you system ... i would really talk with your doctor about it especially because you are dealing with medication and a complicated illness
Yes I don't expect any medical advice, but I once read somewhere I can't remember where someone was using natural remedies for PCOS and I can't find it I'm hoping someone on here can share if they know.
There are many people here who had PCOS and cured it eating raw. I hope they see this thread and can give you some encouragement! I had MANY of the symptoms of PCOS (ok, I think ALL the symptoms) but when the doc tested me, I came back negative. In any case, ALL those symptoms are gone (except the extra hair on my chin) with eating a 100% raw diet. It will cure many of the ailments you have, if you give it a little time! :)
I wouldn't take anything that made me feel bad.
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Thanks Rawmommie. I do plan to stay raw for as long as possible and I MEAN forever because I just love the way I feel now. I have been having my days on and off where I don't feel as good but I'm thinking that is detox, but for the most part I'm so much better off eating raw then I ever have been on a SAD Diet.
Hopefully I will get more input from others.
Oh my gosh....i'm sooooooo happy to find this thread!!
I've been diagnosed w/PCOS and suffering thru alllll the symptoms.
The main symptom that my husband and i have been dealing with for the last few years (7-to be exact) is 'infertility'. My parents talked to me about the Raw food diet and so back in January i went 100% raw. I felt great and even lost alittle weight, but got discouraged after posting a thread here on PCOS and infertility and got really no response on anyone w/PCOS. So out of desperation, I started reading several books on PCOS. All of them explained that a 'high-protein' diet is what was going to make me have my 'own' periods and ovulate. So w/much regret and confusion of what was the "right" and "wrong" thing to eat, i went on the South Beach Diet. That certaintly didnt last long, my body was so sick only after 3 days of eating nothing but meat, cheese, processed lunch meat and cottage cheese. Ugghhh.....just saying those words makes me wanna gag.
Anyways, after only 3 days, I gave up on diet. I was so confused and depressed, so i went back to eating a SAD diet. Only taking my metformin on occasion, gaining all my weight back.
My husband and i went back to the fertility doctor (after already doing years of treatments w/injections and STILL no success), his reaction to my 'high-protein' diet failure was very discouraging, so my husband and i decided to take a "break".
Last month i started coming back to the forum just because i missed the raw food diet so much and how i felt when i was on it. I finally made the decision to start going back on it this month. I figured since we're on a "break" from going to the doctors, I would try this for a few months to see if theres any improvement in my symptoms at all. We're planning to go back to the specialist in Nov., so i'm hoping i have lost some weight by then and that maybe this time treatments will work.
Since i've been back this month, i've been reading and finding more and more w/PCOS and how they were helped so much on raw foods. I'm just so grateful to find others out there like me and to know that raw foods DO help!
Thank you again so much for posting this thread, and i wish the best for all of us in our cure of this horrible disease! ;)
Wow Crystallight it seems that you have been through a lot. I have definitley heard of the high protein diet, over and over again, but I agree with you on the meat you feel sick after eating so much, not just sick but clogged up.
I believe Raw can help, I just wish there was someone who can say, Yes I've had some relief or at least share what they used in conjuction with Raw to help.
I was thinking about using Maca, I hear it's good for the reproductive system, maybe that will help.
I also know that when I was weighing 260lbs my Cycle came every month, I'm not sure if I was ovulating or not but it came on time every month so I'm running to the 260lbs to see if that will help me gt back on track. RIght not my cycle comes every 40 days.
Well hopefully we get some more PCOS Posters on here.
I do in fact know there is a girl on Shazzie's website that has/had PCOS and says that her cyst were gone after 3 months on raw but I'm not sure if she used anything in addition to raw or just ate raw. I think I need to go and read her story again, maybe I'll try to contact her. http://www.shazzie.com
yes....i did read her story too, and that really inspired me to start up again this month. She said after only 3months on raw she was ovulating. That is so awsome.
I'm so happy for u to at least get your own periods. I NEVER get one unless i take hormones to start it. My friend think i'm so weird, because i'm so jealous of her, she gets hers every 28 days on the dot. She's jealous of me for never having one...ha!
But when u're trying to get pregnant, u really pray for a period, and when u get one, its like a miracle....ha
I weigh 150, but i'm only 5'1, so i know i'm at least 20lbs overweight.
I have an appt. to see a new fertility specialist in Nov., so i'm praying that by then i can at least lose that 20lbs.
If u do contact that girl, please let me know, i'd love to hear more on her experience.
Thank you so much!
I'm not exactly sure what Maca is....how do u use it?
does it come in a powder form?
Yes it comes in powder form most people put it in they're smoothies. I will place a link here later today, I'm at work.
Crystal, I forgot put the info about Maca but I see someone started a thread asking about it, so check this out when you get a chance:
WOW.....Thanx soooo much Tanisha!!
I cant believe it!! This could be the miracle we're looking for! Its described as "balancing out hormones" and helping women w/"mentrual difficulties"!!!
AND its common among those who are fertile!!!!
I'm sooooo excited!!! Thank you again!!!! i'm gonna put it in everything...ha! Definatly ordering some today!!!!
I'm ordering some to. We should keep in touch see how things are going. Maybe after 6 months raw I will go to the doc for a check up to see if there are any changes in my ovaries.